Overview: This hike begins at Middlemarch Road #345 (which can be driven in a car if dry), near Middlemarch Pass, and climbs through oak forest to the top of Soren Canyon along Forest Road 345A (see road conditions below). At the top of the canyon, the road reaches Soren Pass, where one can enjoy views in all directions from the crest of the Dragoon Mountains. From the pass, the road descends for another mile to the abandoned Abril Mine, where one can scramble downslope a short distance to the Slavin Gulch Trail #332. Soren Camp Road also can be used to make off-trail connecting hikes to China Peak, Cochise Peak, and Middlemarch Canyon.
Note: Soren Camp Road #345A is a narrow, high clearance 2wd road until mile 2.1, where it becomes 4wd. Beyond mile 2.7 (just before Soren Pass), the road becomes heavily eroded and steep, and is only accessible to high clearance 4wd jeeps.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.